"This administration is slashing the Navy to pay for more Obamacare."
Sweeping claim about an isolated event
The U.S. Army had a training program that put "evangelical Christians, Catholics and Mormons in the same category of religious extremism as we do al-Qaida."
In 2025, unless funding improves
Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
Says Eric Cantor voted to assure Congress would be paid if the government shut down and against guaranteeing troops would be paid.
"Tim Kaine doubled down in his support of devastating defense cuts, saying the ‘the deal was the right thing to do.’"
Virginia ranks third
Virginia "is home to more veterans per capita than any state in America."
A credible, but high-side estimate
"1.53 million jobs are at risk (from potential defense cuts)."
But other measures show U.S. defense spending high
"As a percentage of our gross domestic product, the defense budget remains just 3.6 percent. This figure is low by all historical standards."
That's one big check
"Each day our nation pays communist China $73.9 million in interest on our debt."
His estimate is reasonable
The military has spent $500 million enforcing the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy regarding gays and lesbians in the military.
Big-wigs and brass backed this treaty
"The New START treaty was passed despite significant concerns among some people in the State and Defense Departments."
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